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FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 11:00am PST
the day for mr. obama, big spending did, many in the media would have us believe that liberal ideology was confirmed by this election, it was not. however, however, secularism is certainly eroding traditional power, no question about it. those americans who attend religious services at least once a week, voted for romney, 59-39. the religious is on at decline. despite the presidential controversial insistence that some catholic entities provide birth control and after-pills, catholics supported obama 50-48. down from 2008, but still a surprise to some. only about 30% of american catholics now attend weekly mass. you can see the impact of creeping secularism on the religious vote. on paper the stats look hopeless for traditional americans, however, it will take a very special politician to do that. by the way, mitt romney didn't try to marginlize secularism, it's a mistake. the key question going forward is the movement good for american, no matter their ethnic condition, the answer is no, three vivid. secular progressive champion do your own thing philosophy, and the public sc
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
ideology did not win the day for mr. obama, big spending did, many in the media would have us believe that liberal ideology was confirmed by this election, it was not. however, however, secularism is certainly eroding traditional power, no question about it. those americans who attend religious services at least once a week, voted for romney, 59-39. the religious is on at decline. despite the presidential controversial insistence that some catholic entities provide birth control and after-pills, catholics supported obama 50-48. down from 2008, but still a surprise to some. only about 30% of american catholics now attend weekly mass. you can see the impact of creeping secularism on the religious vote. on paper the stats look hopeless for traditional americans, however, it will take a very special politician to do that. by the way, mitt romney didn't try to marginlize secularism, it's a mistake. the key question going forward is the movement good for american, no matter their ethnic condition, the answer is no, three vivid. secular progressive champion do your own thing philosophy, and
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000 while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> reporter: but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take going on right now, but republicans doan want to see new revenues, in other words, democrat tax increases, beused for new spending. >> the president has said if there is no deal by the end of the day, the senate should draw up legislation to extend the bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. >> there should be an up or down vote. everybody should have a right to vote on that. you know, if republicans don't like it, they can vote no, but i actually think there's a majority su
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
was also married to ruth baker. in his final marriage was to jael. how many children did barack obama seen in the path in? how many have ceilings -- siblings does the president have? >> guest: i think i said i didn't know. there were a couple of children -- i do want to get too far into that but i'm not sure the number of children. it could be as many as eight. >> host: back to hawaii. i be worried 1961, barack obama, sr., ann dunham gets me. the president is born on august 4, 1961, and by the end of that first month of his life, ann dunham is taking into seattle. >> guest: there's a lot of stuff surrender. which has nothing to do with birther idea of him being born in mumbai or some other place, which has been fairly documented completely, fabricate untrue. he was born in honolulu. as he would tell the story later in his own memoir, it wasn't until his father left for harvard that the family split up. and even the reasons for that are not what he says in the book. but shortly after he was born, his mother went back to seattle. part-time come in extension courses at the university of
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am PST
saying, "this violates our religious freedom." many of them have filed lawsuits. the obama administration has tried to find a compromise. so far they hadn't found one that made people happy but there are a couple of deadlines this year and so they're gonna have to revisit this issue and so that's something that is going to be argued out. >> right. >> go ahead, kevin. >> i was going to say, the courts are really the place to watch this because i think, as kim said, there's more than 30 lawsuits that have been filed about this and the very early ones that have come back, the courts seem to be fairly skeptical about the administration's ability to force a catholic institution, for example, to provide contraception. >> the bishops fought hard on this one. how does that leave their relationship with the white house? >> well, that's exactly where i was going to go, because i think that in the wake of the election there were, i mean, first of all, the catholic church has been divided in its attitude toward president obama. the catholic vote split almost down the middle, very sligh
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm EST
measure is not what many in washington had hoped for. republicans blame president obama for the collapse of a bigger deal that would have cut spending and reduced the country's debt. >> it is the president's responsibility to lay out a plan and to bring people together but it's a total dereliction of duty and a lack of courage to deal with the issues. >> it rests in the hands of the senate. >>> president obama is scheduled to give an update on the fiscal cliff within the next 15 minutes. when that happens, we will join him live for that announcement. >> for more on the fiscal cliff and what it could moon for your pay, we got you covered. just head to our home page for a breakdown of different scenarios in washington, what it could moan for your money. for more on the fiscal cliff and a heated debate, check out an all brand-new episode of square off. the round table discussion airs right here on abc2 at 11 on sunday morning. >>> continuing coverage in the planned port strike. dock workers have been working on an expired contract. today the u.s. marry time alines and the long shor
MSNBC
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
plotting 2012 with president obama for many years. it's actually, i planted my law school tuition paid for to create this controversy. >> i had no idea. >> i actually changed my name to make it seem like it was more of a random occurrence. my relatives asked me, why didn't we go with something easier to pronounce when we changed it to be fluke as in an unexpected random occurrence. >> gotcha. i'm still pronouncing it wrong. more on that later in the show. >> it's okay. i want to bring in the panelists on this. if there was one moment, it was that panel of all men sitting in front of the congress, actually talking about women -- just the visual of that was so far beyond anything imaginable. >> we keep having these moments in america that remind me of being in the middle east. again, a room full of men discussing women's issues without a woman there. it's what you see on egyptian state television. i want to commend sandra for being so, like grace under fire. if rush limbaugh called me a slut, people would be holding me back and i might be taking off my rings. >> what's great about t
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 12:00am PST
special edition of media mash. reporters worked over time to help shield president obama from his many policy failures here at home. but the aiding and the abetting didn't end there. they were alsong helping him cover up when things wept awry overseas and namely when it comes to the benghazi terror attack. the u.s. ambassador was assassinated on foreign soil for the first time in decades. that sad reality was never enough to spark the interest of the mainstream media. they sat idlely by as hillary clinton, susan rice and others lied about the events that triggered the attack an ed the administration's actions as the assault was being carried out. joining me now to help go through some of the specific examples of how the press failed the american people and helped cover up the scandal, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolten and monica crowellly. whatever obama sadaid was echoed in the media. let's look at this. he said it waoos a youtube video. we knew better. you can always count on chris matthews to regurgitate what he said. listen to this. >> one more romney. >> doesn't cover
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
canceled flights in and out of many hubs. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democratic senate leader harry reid. >>> it's a scary statistic for recent college graduates. the number of young californians with degrees working in restaurants or retail has nearly doubled over the last five years. grace lee tells us these are the same people who have expensive college loans to pay off. >> reporter: when you're shopping this holiday season or eating out, take a look around. you might notice a lot more people under 30 working those jobs. according to the census bureau there are about 260,000 young adults with college degrees in california taking work in food service and retail because they can't get anything else. >> pretty sad now. >> reporter: roary graduated with a computer science degree. >> i graduated with my bachelors in 2009 and my first job was at a retail store. at
SFGTV2
Jan 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
something to celebrate. he has been here many times, president obama. the very surprised we had of being able to celebrate the first asian mayor of san francisco. it was not my doing, it was all of the people of san francisco saying it is about time we celebrate. thank you to the people of san [applause] i have a very short message. what did i have felt very strongly in my first elected year, but also during my tenure as interim mayor. we have a great deal of celebrate. we also have a great challenge in front of us. there are so many of our asian american friends, iranian friends, friends from the philippines, friends from our japanese-american community, are chinese-american community, waiting for the opportunity to come together to celebrate our diversity, but also to signal to our european friends, our latino france, we are ready to help lead this state. and helped change the conversation and not only celebrate diversity, but use diversity for our strength. that is our strength. i want to signal to you, let's come together, let's use this opportunity to make sure we can celebrat
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
john boehner and barack obama and many people who know these two men feel perhaps they could have a deal. we think to the budget and debt ceiling debacle. neither john boehner and to some degree mitch mcconnell have the ability to go back to their caucuses and get them to rally behind a deal they make. has that changed or does this change as we get closer to the deadline? >> i think it will change closer to the deadline. it will require the leaders to talk to their caucuses and talk to these individual members of the senate and the house of representatives and understanding and underscoring the peril we place in the country at this moment in time and that we have to resolve these issues. american people should not count on a stalemate. we're here to do our jobs in washington and we're seeing this failure demonstrated time and again because of ideological and political and philosophical stubbornness. what about the entire country? what about the good of the country? that's what's at stake for america, and i think that members of congress individually and collectively are responsible
NBC
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am EST
their income taxes go up. >>> cliemg back up the fiscal cliff. president obama praising a late night deal keeping many americans' taxes from going up. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome toian 2, 2013. president obama says he'll sign off on a measure to limit the damage caused by going over the cliff. the house gave final approval last night nearly 24 hours after the senate voted in favor of it. the legislation will keep taxes in place for americans who earn less than $400,000 a year and for couples who earn less than $450,000. it will extend long-term unemployment benefits and much more on the vote in just a few minutes. >>> a news session of the council begins with inauguration of six members. david grass owe is is the only new. he beat out michael brown. re-elected include vincent orange, jack evans, yvette alexander and marion barry will begin new four-year terms. it will begin after the 10:00 swearing in with an organizational meeting. they will assign council members to committees. >>> also this morning, same sex couples can begin to hold public courtho
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am EST
many books as possible. it was interesting to me because it fell into the early life of barack obama from his childhood when he was a student in new york, his early organizing days and data thorough job talking with a plethora of different people who knew the president in his early life. there was quite a bit of reporting and investigation about the marriage between barack and michele obama. from what i and stand rachel took a larger view looking at the first lady and her larger ancestry and putting together a larger story as a result. >> go ahead. >> if i can jump in, my favorite was david maraniss. it was exhaustive and exhausting. he goes into every detail and it ends as obama is going to harvard. so it is very much a coming of age biography, early parts of the president's life, very well researched. a book about political marriage, always feel unless you are part of a marriage, there's a lot to understand, tried to make the case that michele obama was more political than she was going to let on and political tension. in fighting in the obama white house which reports widely in th
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
a presidential candidacy. and barack obama is very authentic. that undergirded us in many ways, and even in this campaign. people felt comfortable with who he was. they were not going to be surprised by him. they knew what drove him. and they felt comfortable. >> another question from this side. >> after a the citizens united supreme court decision, there was a lot of worry about the effect this would have on campaigns, especially with the effect of super donors giving millions and millions of dollars to one campaign. i was wondering to what extent did super pacs affect both sides? are those fears -- how founded are they? light? i am wondering about your views in general. >> the thing to be hopeful about is that a billion dollars or so were spent and then a billion more on the wrong side. win -- from the romney is size. and we were able to win. hundreds of millions of dollars were spent against democratic republican super pacs. there were democratic super pacs as well. the money was spent on their side. almost all of their targets, almost all the candidates lost. i do not think that
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am PST
president obama, according to the "huffington post." many of them insignificant measures like naming post offices. speaker john boehner's congress is about to take the prize for inaction. this is not a bipartisan problem. as stated by both liberal and conservative analysts, "we have been studying washington politics and congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional in our past writerings. we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the republican party." let's not forget that this was also the year that senator mitch mcconnell filibustered his own bill, an act that drew the utter consternation of senator dick durbin. >> so this may be a moment in senate history, when a senator made a proposal, and when given an opportunity for a vote on that proposal, filibustered his own proposal. i think we've now reached a new spot in the history of the senate we've never seen before. i'm going to ask the parliamentary to really look into this. i don'
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
" about a lot of connections. obama writes about a new girlfriend. he is going up to her family's estate. this wealthy area in connecticut. >> host: at columbia university, a classmate of the president, to be honest, he had never had many black friends, he said. i saw that switch happened most markedly during the period that i was most close to him. barack obama was the most liberal person i ever met in terms of instructing his own identity. his achievement was really an achievement in the modern world. >> guest: beenu mahmood was one of a group of pakistani friends that barack obama had. they shared with him the he was comfortable that these guys. at columbia law school, they were very good guys. it is true that obama did his best. when i interview president obama in the oval office, he talked about the supporters in new york. but he started to make that transition in his long arc of his search for home. she was starting to happen and beenu mahmood was very perceptively seen that happen. >> host: why did the presidency president in new york after graduating from columbia? >> gues
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
trillion dollars is going to be taken away from the american people in higher taxes to pay for obama-care. this was passed only by democrats. it is entirely a democrat tax increase. and it includes many taxes that directly hit middle income and lower income people. so obama's tax increase is not just the top tax rates. it's people -- if you have bad health problems and you spend more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income on out of pocket health costs, you used to be able to deduct anything above that. thanks to obama's law, obama-care, that's now 10%. so $2 million to $3 million will be taken out of people average income $53,000 a year, who are lower income, middle income and sick. they're going to be paying taxes for obama-care. there's an avalanche of obama tax increases coming next year. >> i just want to point out, grover norquist, though, having said all that and everything you said, you are giving cover to those republicans who will vote in favor of the senate legislation in the next hour or two? >> they're not voting for a tax increase, they're voting to save tax cuts for as many
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
obama's schedule, many of his fundraising trips were evening trips. he's going to get to the white house quite late and it's -- we have to be careful about saying what gives when president fundraises if we don't know. but the's time is scares -- scarce and something does have to give. host: you can get involved in the conversation with brendan doherty, author of "the rise of the president's permanent campaigning" by giving us a call. the number is on your screen. walter in phoenix, arizona, is on our line for democrats. walter gocks ahead. caller: good morning. i'm a proud supporter of barack obama. i believe that he should be able to campaign whenever he likes because by him campaigning shows his love and his desire to better america. the only way we can build a bridge is through equality of all americans. this is the new america and we need to treat it as so. host: are you concerned that the president may even in the second term be spending more time out raising money for other democrats or maybe vice president biden if he decides to run rather than being in the white house doing the w
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
until yesterday. then we heard many people speaking. again, we heard from president obama this morning talking about how important it is to try and get a deal done this week. >> you meet your deadlines, your responsibilities every single day. the folks you sent here to serve should do the same. we cannot let washington politics get in the way of america's progress. we've got to do what it takes to protect the middle class, grow this economy, and move our country forward. >> that was the president's weekly address. that was the very end of that address. and you know, everyone talks about these deadlines. but congress does have a way of pushing those back. so let's talk about that quickly. december 31 at midnight is technically the fiscal cliff deadline. after that is when taxes would go up for most americans. but because january 1 is a federal holiday, that buys congress one day and also january 2 they could use, as well, buying time all the way till january 3 when the new congress comes in. there's deadlines and then there's deadlines. >> although you wind up seeing the market reaction
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 12:00am PST
. he and first lady michelle obama saying thanks at the marine corps base hawaii. >> so many of you make sacrifices day in and day out on behalf of the freedom and behalf of the security. >> now the president is giving up some vacation time rushing back to washington aboard air force one late tonight to deal with the looming fiscal cliff. after that red eye, the president will no doubt need coffee. starbucks decided to get political in the washington, d.c., shops, by having employees write come together on cups. ceo howard schultz writing in open letter, "my hope is the simple message will serve as holiday reminder from starbuck of the spirit that bridgeed differences and we have the power to come together and make a difference in every season of the year." the president and speaker john boehner have not spoken in nearly a week. when the house republicans convene conference call today, all they were told is lawmakers will get 48 hours' notice if and when they need to come back to session. the talks first stall over the preferred option of plan "a." moving from the income level of $2
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 10:00am PST
negotiating, boehner has put forth many things. it's president obama that needs to take a page out of the play book of clinton to be able to move more to the middle. >> kelly: okay. and core of both of your arguments, here is what we're seeing on capitol hill as well, members of both sides of the aisle can't agree to disagree on things, there's no common ground. here is the way that people's business is being conducted so far as we've seen from mike emanuel's report. democrat leaders are hammering out deal they can pass and hopefully angela and mark, he see it get passed in the house before the automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts actually go into effect on january 1st, 20113, which is now some 48 hours away. do they have enough time to get it done? >> yes. >> i certainly hope so, i mean, look, we shouldn't be debating this right now. the house of representatives should. unfortunately, they're still taking vacation while the senate and the house and the white house are working. >> they argue back to-- >> they'll be back tomorrow. >> they have 24 hours and they'll be able to-- look, i
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
what men -- measure is not what many in washington hoped for. many blame president obama for the collapse of a bigger deal that would reduce spending and cut the country's debt. >> it is the president's responsibility to lay out a plan and to bring people together. >> house members don't get back here tonight sunday night. >>> president david wilson may be getting a remove of sorts after a lengthy public meeting months announced it is negotiating to keep him on until june 2014. his current contract expires in june of 2013. it was a rough year with two shootings on campus. >>> the russian president signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. a law that people say is heartbreaking and punishes no one but the children. one family says he just signed a death notice for thousands of orphans in his country. >> reporter: you may have heard of her, she won three gold medals and a bronze in this past summer's paraolympic games in london. reaching goals she would have never reached if she had not been adopted at age 6 by her mother deborah. >> she did not have a wheelcha
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
from george w. bush to barack obama. it's november 2012 right now. how many americans are in iraq as we speak? >> for no american troops are firm and a military function. there are 200 odd personnel were secunda to the embassy in the primary duty is to sell equipment to the iraqi government can perform the defensive tachÉ function. then as a fairly sizable american embassy, which is contracted by the state department khmer reduced by maybe 25%. but what she don't have in this account so it incurred a stand and a consulate outside of bozrah in southern iraq, but the united states has lost a lot of situational awareness of what's happening in iraq. it doesn't have anything like the footprint can be used
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
oriented of the united states and help them in many ways. he was also the patron of barack obama senior. it is largely because of him that obama got to the united states. the whole reason that barack obama our president exists wouldn't happen who organized the air lift that brought the first 81 kenyans to the united states. and was assassinated in 1969 by the presumption this by people high up in the leadership who were afraid that he would become president in a power struggle. it was never clearly established , but the man who is tried and hanged as his assassin some of his last words, why didn't she go after the big man's comment may need somebody who organized this whole thing. and that assassination also fueled barack obama senior's frustrations fueled more of the tribalism that created problems ever since. >> host: when you talk to folks about barack obama senior, a term that keeps coming up in this may be misleading, but if you would answer, politically connected and political intrigue. >> guest: well, barack obama senior was trained as an economist at both university of hawaii, where
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 8:00am PST
politico, both the republicans and the democrats are looked at as why both sides -- for many it means blaming president obama, and investigating for -- for democrats, the cliff is better than setting a rich man's cutoff in the million dollar range or -- and slashing medicare and social security to appease republicans. this is really -- i know we cause it the cliff, i look at it. it's a clean slate for both sides in 2013, and to dig in in a modern approach. >> well, if that's a republican strategy to blame the president, good luck with that. polls aren't bearing that out. they're getting most of the blame right now. as far as a clean slate, the question is how do markets react after january 1st? i think that's what a lot of members and what the leadership looks at. to joy's point, i think what republicans have demonstrated is they are experts at saying no, and they are experts to saying no to things they have supported in the past. we're talking about a combined $2 trillion in cuts, protecting tax cuts for small businesses, reforming the debt limit so it doesn't continue to provide unc
CNN
Dec 29, 2012 4:30am PST
friday. lawmakers there cite a history of abuse of russian children adopted by american families. many believe it was a retaliation about a law signed by president obama that poses u.s. travel and financial restrictions on human right s abusers in russia. good morning. you were in the process of adopting a 13-year-old boy named -- and his name is daniel from an orphanage in siberia. >> yes. >> tell me the status. is that on hold right now? >> it's definitely on hold because of the law that putin just signed in. but i'm ever hopeful that things are going to change. and i'm hopeful that better communication between both countries might cause putin to rethink the thing he just signed. >> how far along were you in this process to adopt him before the ban went into effect? >> well, i had already met daniel. i had lived over there for a few months in 2010 and spent a great deal of time with him. i completed my dossier. the region created a law banning u.s. adoptions before the country did. and that was just recently changed but, unfortunately, not enough time for me to kind of squeeze in bef
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
into law shortly. will president obama ruin the american economy with all the new taxes? >> columbine. >> virginia tech. >> tucson,. >> newtown. >> newtown,. >> newtown. >> how many more. >> bill: how many celebrities want gun control even though some of them star in violent films. also a lawyer says he might sue the state of connecticut for failing to protect the kids in newtown. is it legal on both of those stories. plus can speaker boehner say fu to senate majority leader reid? it looks like it? >> that can't be good. >> bill: caution, you where to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching the first show in 2013. happy new year. president obama's true agenda emerges that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. you may have noticed the factor has not covered the fiscal debate very much. not going to use that cliche, not going to say it that's because it was a fake crisis as the "wall street journal" says today in its lead editorial. the deal congress struck last night could have been done last
CNN
Jan 1, 2013 3:00am PST
that will many republicans have been intrancei gent on taxes, the larger cause is that obama refuses to concede that social security, medicare, medicaid are driving future spending and deficits. so when republicans make concessions on taxes they get little in return." are you set up for more confrontatio confrontation. >> i think we are set up for more confrontatioconfrontation. on september 30th, when the clock strikes, we'll be in the same position. the president has made concessions, put on the table reforms to the entitlement program. last year, we were close to a grand bargain. $4 trillion deficit reduction that would include major entitlement reforms. the president has done what he needs to do that's unfair criticism. >> what is lacking, congressman? what is the problem? it is a popular con serb tuf and -- conservative reefrain. where is the impasse in terms of being able to say here are what our priorities are as a party. >> the reason there hasn't been a budget since 2009 because of the filibuster rule in the house. the house under both democratic and republic lay can leaders
FOX Business
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
east expert, also the obama administration gearing up to unleash dozens of new job killing regulations in the presidents second term. a live report on one of the agencies issuing many of those rules, environmental protection agency. and the author of the brand-new book, the five cohost joins us tonight. we begin with a political fallout of another tragedy, september 11 murder of fourwe americans in benghazi. susan rice yesterday withdrew her name from consideration too be secretary of state. the move comes after weeks of criticism over comments rice made regarding the attacks in benghazi in an interview with williams, she was asked if she was blameless for the controversy. thi speak i don't think anybody is ever fully blame, but i didn't do anything wrong, did not mislead, did not misrepresent, i did the best with information united states government had at thete time. >lou: here's what ambassador rie did say five days after onl benghazi. >> the best information we have today is this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack.th what happened initially was a spontaneous reaction to wha
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm EST
biography on president obama, barack obama the story, came out as well. >> yes. i mean obviously whenever there is a sitting president it is a boon for publishers who can jump on a bandwagon and publish as many books as well. the maraniss was interesting to me in particular because it dealt into the early life of barack obama from his childhood, to when he was a student in new york to his early organizing days. he really did a thorough job in terms of talking with a whole plethora of different people who knew the president in his early life. jodi cantor also clearly did quite a bit of reporting and investigation with her book about the marriage between barack and michelle obama and rachel swarnes, from what i understand, took a larger view looking at the first lady and her larger ancestry and putting together a larger story as a result. . . i thought that was a good strong and i feel unless you're part of the mayor just awful hard not to stand especially when cantor tried to make a the case that michelle obama was far more political than she let on and there was a lot of constant infighti
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
unthinkable that you send your child to school and you never get to see them today. >> reporter: many who had their haircuts today said they did because they wanted to do all they could to show they're support. >>> making a new promise, what president obama is vowing to do after the deadly attack in libya that killed an american ambassador. >> plus a second bus explosion in as many days in libya. >>> and another shark attack, how the victim of the latest shark attack says he managed to get away. >> how you can expect the last day of 2012 and when showers return to the forecast. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed interne
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >>> well, it's an impressive list. president obama, john boehner, nancy pelosi and harry reid, many mitch -- mitch mcconnell all in one room. danielle nottingham tells us it maybe the last chance to get any kind of agreement to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> reporter: president obama is meeting today at the white house with top congressional democrats harry reid and nancy pelosi and leading republicans mitch mcconnell and john boehner. it's the president's first meeting with congressional leaders since november 16th. the closed door discussions are an attempt to reach a last minute agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases due to kick in january 1st. >> probably the worst case scenario will come out of this meeting today and that is we will kick the can down the road. >> reporter: senator bob courter told cbs this morning he predicts the meeting will bring only a temporary solution. >> this afternoon's meeting feels much to me like optics to make it look like we're doing something. let me just say one more time this is a total dereliction of duty at every level
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
1,000 libyans died in the uprising and president obama said this. >> as president, i refuse to wait for the image of the slaughter in mass graves before taking action. >> nato attacks crushed libya's air force and many of the tanks acting as close air support for the rebel fighters in six months it took to take tripoli. the u.s. all but ruled out military intervention, pointing out that the far more sophisticated air it was system with the strong support from russia and iran. >> lessons from libya are on everyone's mind. they feel they were steamrolled to allow military action against gaddafi. for u.s. allies the significance of the fighters against the rebels are concer concerned about trading a brutal dictator for failed state. >> bret: leland vittert, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton treated for a blood clot in her head was seen outside for the first time in a long time outside the car there. she is still being treated at the hospital. correspondent molly henneberg has latest. >> it was a rough december for hillary clinton. until today, which is the last time we had seep
KRON
Jan 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. obamas of the house should vote today. the president's statement comes after many new york law makers have expressed anger at the decision by the house gop leader not to vote on the aid and the current congress. >> a naked man armed with assault rifle and a samurai sword were in a standoff with police. >> he tried to make a run for as police moved in on him. he tried to jump the fence and fell down and finally dropped the sword before being arrested. the man has been identified coc bennett. >> he was basically naked with a samurai sword. again his statement when he got out of the vehicle were that you have to kill me. he said that several times. the officers stood back and called in reinforcements. >> here is a look at the assault weapon taken from the man. san jose police officers are looking to do what kron did. please a looking is what prompted the suspect at the way he did, including his state of mental health and whether drugs are all were factors. >> he's been booked on charges of brandishing a sword and possession of an assault rifle. >> here in the bay area we [ female
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
many people from drowning and higher taxes as we can. >> reporter: in the weekly address to the nation, president obama urged congress to do something. >> we can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: congress will try to find compromise. >> i am still optimistic and i think we can avert this and there is enough common sense to come together and get it solved. >> reporter: a combination will kick in on january 1st. if no deal is made, president obama will press congress to vote on a plan c, one keeping tax cuts in place for most americans. in washington, mike emmanuel, fox news. >> when it comes to the spending cuts, critics are more concerned. they will be cut by $50 million what will be cut is undetermined. >> it's going to affect the operational force that is deployed in terms of its ability to maintain its equipment and to get repair parts and that forces on force is deployed around the world. not just in afghanistan but being reduced. it would impact the training of the force. >> whatever happens, citizens won't so any trouble if congress d
LINKTV
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
? are you kidding me? >> congressman, the recent election was seen by many as a mandate from the electorate to finally be able to tax the wealthiest americans, to deal with some of the deficit. your sense of whether president obama and your fellow democrats in the senate and house will stay the course on this or will eventually compromise in a way that many progressives would regret? >> first of all, we have a divided government. president obama's election said one message, the election of republican house of representatives since another. the actually, working at odds here. you have republicans who will not raise taxes for anyone making more than $250,000 a year, and looking at entitlement cuts. yet democrats that say you have any taxes for those who make under $250,000 and no cuts to the low-you had democrats as a you have no taxes for those -- no tax cuts for those making under $250,000. we're going the wrong direction. why have we been talking about stimulating the economy through jobs? we seem to accept a certain amount of unemployment as being necessary for the proper funct
FOX News
Jan 3, 2013 8:00am PST
campaign in 2007, then candidate obama disavowed many practices of bush administration including rendition which critics say the president adopted as his own policy let's listen. >> while we're at it why don't we close guantanamo and restore the right of habeas corpus because that is how we lead, not with the might of our military, but the power of our ideals and power of our values. time to show the world we're not a country that shifts prisoners in the dead of night to be tortured in far off country. we're not at country which runs prisons that locks people away without ever telling them why they're there or what they're charged with. >> reporter: justice department spokesman did not respond directly to claims that the administration had adopted rendition as a practice. but emphasized to fox the transfer to this u.s. court was lawful in this case and the men are accused of being members of al shabab and part of specialized cell with suicide training. jon: interesting, catherine. thank you. jenna: we're awaiting a news conference in putnam county, new york, where a battle is hea
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
2008 democratic national convention. the obama statement was -- many of my plans will cost money. he will pay for every dime by closing tax loopholes. "i will also go to the federal budget, line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work. because we cannot meet 21st century challenges with 20 a century bureaucracy. >> how would you rate the completion record on that? caller: i am not a real political person. i have not seen anything being done. there is just so much waste in the government, and they are asking people to, responsibly, fiscally, on their own, pay for this mess? >> we will take a look at your twitter messages in a moment. what is ahead for the fiscal cliff? some scary fiscal forces coming together -- >> a couple of quick look at twitter messages. >> another twitter message from barbara lee, texas. >> some levity to the situation from susan, who says -- >> you can see all the latest twitter messages on c-span. -- c-span.org. lisa, what is the latest between the majority leader and mitch mcconnell? >> there is a flurry of activity as congress convenes for this
LINKTV
Dec 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
the key issues, like, for example, how many wealthy families will pay more under president obama's plan? there are inheritance tax issues and the unemployment benefits being kept up. president obama particularly wanted that to go into this bill so that anybody who needed unemployment checks would get them. according to this latest source, even that is up in the air. it's 2:00 in the afternoon and if they're going to get this done, they'd have had to have had something on the table by 3:00 so that the senate could vote on to -- it today and pass it on to the house monday the how often do we see this when dealing with congressional issues? time is running out rapidly. >> should the wort happen and america effectively goes over the fiscal cliff, what will be the effects on the u.s. and, of course, the rest of the world? >> well, economists tell us -- tell us that if the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff, just another word for a been crisis, by the way, just a budget crisis, really, economists tell us that if the fiscal cliff kicks in and all those tax increases happen and the deep spend
SFGTV2
Dec 31, 2012 9:00pm PST
, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members of christopher stevens family, ladies and gentlemen, let me first thank chris stevens' brothers and sisters for their warm and delightful insights into what he was really like. thank you so much. that was fantastic what you did for us. christopher stevens was obviously an extraordinary human being and contributor. every year at stanford we have a group of what we call national security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting an
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
will stop receiving benefits after december 29th. that's today. many experts fear going over the cliff could send our weak economy plunging back into a recession. president obama says he remains optimistic, but he says no bargain could be reached in congress, then congress must vote on his back up plan to block taxes for anybody making less than $250,000 a year. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel has more. mike, you just got new details 23r* mitch mcconnell. what are they? >> that's right. discussions have been taking place all day. both sides have been trading paper, ideas and that talks continue. we understand legislative staff will continue working into this evening. meanwhile, huer is a fair and balanced look at where things stand. >> i do think that something will happen over the next few days relative to the revenue piece. hopefully we can rescue most americans from a tax increase. but what we haven't dealt with again is the spending component. jay we just can't afford -- >> we just can't afford a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. keeping it that way m
MSNBC
Jan 3, 2013 10:00am PST
conference he is done dealing privately with president obama. the future negotiations are going to be many public. i think we just heard as we were waiting for that vote, i think you heard a wailing baby there, and that isn't any particular caucus. i was up there earlier today, and families' children are on the floor today for the swearing in for the first days. another little sign of that romance against some real politics playing out here. >> when you speak of comedy it's the congressional term for getting long. we've seen a lot of the comedy. the wailing babies recall luke russert when nancy pelosi was sworn in as speaker, and people thought that -- quite a historic moment for women xshgs she chose to celebrate it by having everyone's children and grandchildren, all the children coming up on the podium with her. there she was, the first woman speaker, surrounded by kids. that was -- >> it's always a fascinating dynamic when you see what's going on the house floor. you saw joan joe kennedy, ii, the father of the incoming representative of massachusetts joe kennedy iii. he was there. you
FOX
Dec 29, 2012 10:00pm EST
americans pho are abroad. but it's still and the senatees just approved a fiie--ear extension offii. obama. "itts someehing with enormous potentiil forrabuse, certainll giien the rathee 3illegitimate polltical -3 ppuposes, under pressdents f - both parties ooer many decades." julian sanchhzzand other civil libertariins too many innocent ppooleebeing monitored. mmmbers of congress who oppose the extensiin say - this ccassified program is aaso too secretiie, and - they've pushhd or ore disclosure. "iithink we ought to know, whether for purposes of the fisa amendments act, - generally, how any americans are being swept up under the legislltton." but thereewon't 3 that got voted down. dianne feinstein, the democrat who committee, warned thha ssedding mooe light on who's bbing surveilled would deetroy the wiretapping program-- phich she saas, has worked well. "innffur--ears, 100 from happening in the united states. some which comes from this program. so, i think it is a vital prograa." conservvtive analyst cliff may says a wide dragnet is worth the cost. "let's suppose you're a pakiitani immigr
FOX Business
Dec 25, 2012 9:00pm EST
many ways you can map this up. and yet president obama said he is working very hard at stopping fraud, here's the president. >> we went after medical fraud in medicare and medicaid very aggressively, more aggressively than ever before. $50 billion of waste taking out of the system. gerri: the white house done a good job of this? >> the heaven, unfortunately. i'm not sure this president even knows what is happening. the $50 billion number, don't know what he gets that number from. the government accounting office has said that they stop $7000 in overpayment. $7000 in overpayment after spending tens of millions of dollars to implement this incorrectly. where i live in south florida, where the health care fraud capital of the country. we have prosecutors doing a good job blocking these people up who have stolen millions, sometimes tens of millions of dollars, but we don't get the money back. stop the fraud before it starts. gerri: senator, how does it do that? >> somebody orders 100 wheelchairs in an hour. the computer will say that it's out of the normal course. the red flag goes up. it
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 3:00pm EST
remember the things that happened a couple of years ago. when president obama took over after a very lifeless economy, as my friend, senator brown said, where only a million jobs have been created, maybe not even that many in the private sector, over an eight-year period, and suddenly a collapse brought on by the greed of wall street and manipulation of securities dealing with housing, a crash, a nightmare. and we were losing 800,000 jobs, we were bleeding 800,000 jobs a month. and then the auto industry on its knees. now, believe me, in the past, i haven't been the biggest fan of the auto industry, from california, because i felt that they weren't producing the cleanest cars they could, the most fuel economy cars they could. i felt they were missing out on an opportunity. but let me tell you, when i was faced with the issue of whether to let them go bankrupt or stand up and give them a chance, i chose that chance. and i'm proud that i did it and i'm proud of this congress for doing it. i'm proud of this president for leading the way. that was critical vote. and this vote this mornin
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 6:00am EST
sort of thing. they won't expect as many people as this one as obama's first inauguration, but still there should be pwetder planning. >> the concern is you are going to clog up the main bus lines in getting people back and forth and that's important, and it's disruption, so how do you deal with that. >> this is a holiday, remember? you are not going to have as many cars on the streets, and it's just dumb. it's really dumb. people will be coming to the inauguration. you are right, they may not know where they are going to go. walking three miles. some folks come ready to go not only to the inauguration but they also go to the ball. >> that's right. >> and it's unfair and no way to treat visitors to a very important event. >> we are supposed to be the city of tourists. >> the security tightened up, believe it or not. those of us that will be covering it out in the stands we cannot get into the capital without having more security, and that shows you hpowehow wor they are about things. >>> and d.c.'s godfather, of course, left us, and chuck brown died this year, and d.c. radio veteran,
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 2:00am PST
tough time corralling some of the republican votes to vote for obama's plan. if the president brings the 250 plan to the house floor and it gets through the senate, wow won't see many republicans go after it, but at the same time, boehner is pretty safe when it comes to the speakership. you had guys like tom price or eric canter or other guys if they were making noise against him, there would be huge noise that he is in trouble, be but i don't hear that. i'm on capitol hill everyday and i don't hear that and i believe he is safe because there is not a challenger. >> if boehner is safe in the job, that does not mean to say he is at all relevant here, because they are negotiating past him right now and he is not a factor, is that right? >> yes, it is right, and that is partly because boehner proved na he could not get it through the house, and now the ball is in mitch mcconnell's corner, andi i can only imagine how upset mitch mcconnell is with boehner, with his inability to get republican support. and all for the eye when he is up for reelection in 2014. but yes, house speaker boehner
NBC
Dec 30, 2012 10:00am EST
may or something. early -- fairly early on. and they had such -- siterring at the obama campaign headquarters office and i remember one of the aides there saying do you know there's a goya factory, lat teen owe food company. and the goya factory and so many latinos -- we're not talking about northern virginia but the heart of -- the heart of virginia. and they were going after those voters. even then. chris: sam. >> on to something. not those four. it was june. the executive order that allowed the children who had come here illegally brought lat teen owes who stayed for a while. and nailed down the latino vote. george bush in 2004 got almost 50% of the latino vote. he got almost 92% of the latino vote. and romney didn't have a chance. chris: next category. let's call it the luck of obama. that's with an apostrophe. how lucky is this guy? for instance there was obama's luck that the republican primary season was endless. and a turnoff. severely wounded mitt romney. and there was obama's luck in mitt romney's unforced error. the op-ed, let detroit go bankrupt. there was the out of
KICU
Dec 30, 2012 11:30pm PST
you never get to see them today. >> reporter: many who had their haircuts today said they did because they wanted to do all they could to show they're support. >>> making a new promise, what president obama is vowing to do after the deadly attack in libya that killed an american ambassador. >> plus a second bus explosion in as many days in libya. >>> and another shark attack, >>> bag pipers followed a funeral procession for one of two volunteer firemen shot and killed in a christmas eve ambush. hundreds waited outside in falling snow for a chance to pay their respect to firefighter and police lieutenant michael chiperini. he and thomas pecusca were killed by a man who set his own home on fire and then waited for firefighters to arrive to kill them. >>> now president obama is vowing to make sure attacks like the one that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya never happen again. >> there was just some sloppiness, not intentional in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don't have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies. >> repor
FOX
Jan 2, 2013 6:00am EST
bill to president obama... who is a new congress will be sworn many marylanders are now trying to figure out hhw they'll be affeeted by what's going on in wwshington.one tax taxpayers should contact their preparers as soon as possible...to ffnd out how they'll be impacted by all the changes both this year... and in 20-12. (prioleau) "if a person has from selling stock, then yourr tax preparrr will need to see that in order to prepare your 2212 tax returnss" tax advisors say all the confusion from washington could delay refund checcs this year. that brings us to ur question the deal lawmakers reached tt avoid the fiscal cliff? we'll take your calls in our 7 o'clock hhur. you can also go to fox-baltimore dot com and tell us what you ttink... sounn off through facebook or send us a tweet.. at foxbaltimore. por tonight following the nnee death of a man... found shot ann killed outssde a glen &pburnie taveen. tavern.people are expected to gather at six 'clock in front whereepolice found the body f sir keith english queen jones sunday.he's one of three people muuddred at the bar since 2
ABC
Jan 3, 2013 7:00am PST
the white house. but john boehner will likely find it even harder to compromise with president obama again. there are only so many times you can defy the majority of your own party. for now, boehner's position as speaker is secure, in part because nobody has stepped forward to challenge him. it may be just at this point that nobody else really wants that job. >> i'll bet. and, jon, you mentioned, this debt limit, getting at the end of february. the speaker under tremendous pressure, as you said. but the president said he's not going to negotiate with the speaker. he simply wants the debt limit extended. this is a huge clash. >> reporter: this is a collision course, george. i've never seen a situation where both sides are adamant that they will not compromise. house republicans say there is no way that they will raise that debt limit without getting cuts in exchange. and as you said, the president said they won't even have meetings about this. no negotiations, as congress' responsibility to do it. >> so, another countdown begins. okay, jon karl, thanks very much. >>> now, it's going t
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
. and the tea party helped mobilize the base. and now many insiders are saying the tea party is losing steam because of obama's re-election. the "new york times" made the front page with "clout diminished, tea party turns to narrower issues." and "the washington post" reports tea party stays on the sidelines as obamas, republicans in congress tackle fiscal cliff. the most visible former elected official in the tea party and, of course, chairman of freedom works tried to oust several freedom works officials this fall. in fact, according to the post, army thieves control momentarily of the group. and he brought a gun carrying aide to remove rivals within the organization. but within a week, army was out. freedom works arranged an $8 million pay page for him. $8 million. that is more than the organization's entire annual budget in some years. over in the house, several tea party allies were recently stripped of their committee assignments by speaker boehner. so there are some problems there at the top. an influential conservative is lashing out. >> the tea party is going of to look at its
CBS
Jan 2, 2013 4:00am PST
catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> but many say the debt limit debate is the last chance femme them to secure the deep spending cuts necessary to pay down our nation's debt. and the bill now heads to president obama for his signature. terrell? >> tara mergener in washington this morning. trar, good to see you. thank you so much. >>> still the measure passed with bipartisan support. the deal die provided the leadership in the house. speaker john wayner bane speaker john boehner and former gop leader paul ryan voted yes but house majority leader eric cantor who led a brief last-minute charge against the deal and kevin mccarthy voted no. earlier i had a chance to visit to politico's congressional reporter. we talked about how the bill got through the house and the political ramifications of sealing the deal. hughes republicans were earlier considering a deal with more spending cuts. it was different than what the senate had passed. what ended up happening? why did republicans change their minds? >> basically they knew if they tried to make any changes that th
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 12:00am PST
restrictive gun control laws certainly don't stop the bloodshed in obama's chicago, which we talked about last week, or in washington d.c. where so many citizens are not protected by armed guards the way that the privileged elites on capitol hill or eelites on so many in the liberal media who are crusading for the gun control laws enjoy. i think what you are getting at and many of us have pointed to is the hypocrisy and double standard among those who have a concealed weapon for me but not for thee agenda, and that includes people like dianne feinstein, who herself was a concealed carry holder when she was in san francisco and the likes of chuck schumer and jay rockefeller who owned an ar15 and michael moore and so many of these elites. now we have the demonization of people who suggest that maybe it should be local school districts and communities that take matters into their own hands. i pointed to a great example here in my own home state of colorado. in west cliff colorado where a local city councilman wrote me and told me about a sheriff's jut reach program to citizen volunteer
FOX Business
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
done what it can do. many the private sector. that tax rate, you're not adding in the obama increase in petrol taxes. it's over 40 percent. that it's all businesses, subchapter s corporations, elsie's. the larger corporation, the corporate tax rate goes down. that makes them feel good. the businesses that will be hit by these tax increases are the very small and midsize businesses that create jobs same people that get hit with obamacare, the energy increases, and a labor cost increases. lou: what if i told you that it makes some sense. give him at the margin what he wants on taxes. whether that's on investment tax , camping deductions. basically what mitt romney was proposing. get that done. then say what you going to do? you going to still be left if you roll all of that up. you will still be left with a huge deficit. it's going to have to mean cutting the federal budget. >> even if we increase the tax rates, the top 1 percentn this country makes seven timbers of the income. 37 percent of the taxes. so a fair share argument really is it -- lou: you're getting a again start out here. yo
FOX
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
psyche of the elected officials. >> so many people thought, nowth that president obama was reelected, that we still wouldn't receive the same sort of gridlock in congress. >> it won't happen, it won't be different until incumbents are beaten just for being an incumbent, and that didn't happen. even the approval rating is 9 o 10%.%. >> let me ask you about this.th we haven't finished this deal yet, and as we wait for the clock to tick down here and hopefully get this deal accomplished, we're going to have to deal with a debt ceilinb in a few more weeks.ee how frustrating is this? >> you took the words away from me, because that's what i was going to bring up. brlast time, the credit rating f the united states for the first time was dropped, and remember the president said we talked about this a few sundays ago, said i'm not going to play thato game again.inn. he wanted a permanent doing away with that, then he settled, and said i'll do two years, now it's off the table, so that's what republicans are using asus leverage to get what they want, and you're right.e that will be an annual
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Jan 1, 2013 2:00am PST
president obama is the most-admired man in america. for the fifth straight year, in the same poll, the most admired woman, hillary clinton. guess how many years in a row? 11. after this morning's vote on the fiscal cliff, outgoing texas senator kay bailey hutchison tweeted this at 2:43 a.m. i just cast my last vote in the u.s. senate. it has been an honor to serve in the greatest nation on theers. >>> the term fiscal cliff, i tried getting it banned, is at the top of the 38th annual list of words to be banished by lake superior state university. others on the list of unliked words? double down. plus spoiler alert. trending and guru. and a new petition has been started on the white house website calling for an end to stupid petitions. it says, white house petitions are being gamed to the point of absurdity and maybe it's time for the petition to end all petitions. meaning this one. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> let me get you out the door or sit on your couch to enjoy your plans for later in the day. i know last night it was freezing cold in the northern plai
FOX Business
Dec 31, 2012 9:20am EST
voted not in overwhelming numbers but they certainly gave many of their votes to president obama in the last election. now, the rich people in america are going to have to pay higher tax rates. you know the rich. you know all about them. you're with them all the time. you write about them. how do they feel about this? >> well, i think the bottom line is, stuart, that the rich that voted for obama voted for obama based on his social policies not his fiscal policies. i don't think they are any happen per about the fiscal policies than anyone else, except maybe the very very wealthy, you know, maybe the michael bloombergs and the warren buffetts. stuart: i think there's a distinction here between wealth, accumulated money which you sit on and which is not taxed, and income, tax flow, which is taxed. i think there's a distinction between the two. when i say the rich, i guess i'm primarily referring to wealthy people who have accumulated wealth and they are sitting on it. they don't care if other people pay higher tax rates on their income. that's the group of people that we're talking about
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
obama barac barack obama barack obama >> dr. stephen prothero, welcome. your book has a ctral proposition, what is the proposition in the book? >> i think there's two. one is that jesus is many and mal oohable, there isn't just one jesus but there's many and the other is that jesus isn't just for christians in the united states, christians love jesus but so do buddhists and jews and hindus and people without any religion whatsoever. >> the jesus image is multiadaptble because we are a 3489 religious nation. >> that's right, we're a multireligious nation but also a christian nation where 80% or so of the country are christians and they put je'us on the national agenda and then people of all different religions and without any at all respond to that figure. >> why did thomas jefferson become consumed with revising the bible by omitting a lot of it in his own text of the bible as you began your book 'ith? >> well, presumably it's not because he didn't have anything else to do, i mean, he was a pretty busy guy in the white house but he ordered a couple books from england, a couple
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
across the board tax hikes for 90% of american households. president obama on his way back to washington right now but not all the lawmakers are there and if congress and the president do not reach a compromise before january 1st many analysts say the economy will slide back into a recession. gregg: mike emanuel is live on capitol hill. mike, any indication of the president's next move? >> reporter: well, gregg, last time we heard the president talk about the this matter he said he was calling on congressional leaders to essentially make sure taxes do not go up on middle class americans. presumably that would be a package that continues the bush tax cuts for those making up to $250,000. he would also like to continue emergency unemployment benefits for two million americans. and beyond that, details are kind of murky at this point. so we await the president to get back to washington. we know that the senate will be back in session today. we know there have been some conversations back and forth but at this point no indication that steps have moved forward closer to a deal, gre
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Jan 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
, apparently that was fine with him, he had many opportunities to speak with urgency in the the last weekend, but passed. so president obama's team run by the brilliant david axlerod won the fourth quarter big. they could point at voters who might support them and get them out on election day. the romney campaign made local appearances, saying the same thing over and over and over. early on election night when trends began to appear i said this, the changing country, the demographics are changing it's not a traditional america anymore and there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. and who is going to give them things? president obama. he knows it, and he ran on it. >> bill: now, that's the truth. and there's no denying the statistics in exit polling. however some liberal americans were outraged that i would actually say the truth and i'll tell yu ou why in a moment. and eight days after, mitt romney held a conference with his donors and say pretty much what i said. >> and what president obama did was focus on members in his base coalition and give them extra
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
. >> one nevada gun shop owner credits president obama with the boost in sales. "obama is the best gun salesman since bill clinton. every too many a liberal opens his mouth and says something stupid about guns, i sell a gazillion of them." need further proof? one iowa reporter went inside a des moines gun shop. >> the most popular is the a.r.-15, one of the weapons used in the sandy hook shooting. >> two days before christmas i maybe have 30 of these. and i had ten in my safes. and now i have zero. >> i'm joined by los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa. welcome to the show, mr. mayor. >> michael, thank you for having me on. happy holidays to you. >> the same to you, my friend. does the uptick in gun sales surprise you in any way? >> no. i think we've seen this happen before. you've heard one of the people interviewed saying that it happened in the 1990s, when bill clinton was talking about and trying to do something about gun violence and responsible gun laws. you see it happening again after sandy hook. after the two firefighters who were assassinated just the other day and two polic
FOX News
Jan 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
debt in the first place. >> mr. obama warned lawmakers that is a fight he doesn't intend to have. >> i will negotiate over many things, i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they wracked up. through laws they passed. >> the last flirted with a default to cost us a lower credit rating. today, moody's the rating agency said it will take measure to reduce budget deficit in the next debt ceiling debate to warn the debt trajectory resulting from the process is likely to determine whether the triple-a rating is returned to a stable outlook or downgraded to aa-1. former obama budget director orzag admits republicans have more leverage in debt ceiling debate than over the fiscal cliff. while there is widespread agreement like medicare and driving the debt, less agreement on who is to blame for not fixing it. >> the president brought everyone in a room. looking at entitlement was part of the big deal. cantor walked out. john boehner walked out. >> speaker boehner and cantor gave up trying to negotiate with the president becaus
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am PST
. >>> president obama cuts his holiday vacation short. why he's leaving hawaii tonight. >>> first, here's this morning's tech bites. >>> less than a merry christmas for netflix the service went dark for many customers christmas eve for more than 10 hours,. for the first time sales are falling for e-readers like kindle and nook. replaced by tablets which are cheaper and lighter with longer lasting batteries. >>> you may be thinking this morning about returning a gift bought online. if you are mailing it back make sure you have packaging retailer has a store near you, you might be in luck. >> if you got something bought online you can return it to a brick and mortar store if they have a store. best buy, you#nóqp can return io best . >> that isn't always true, check the rules carefully. those are your tech >>> live look in high-definition towards the embarcadero. you may encounter showers. [ inaudible ] >>> the san francisco woman accused of a fatal hit-and-run faces felony charges in court today. police arrested the 23-year-old for leaving the scene after hitting four pedestrians driving i
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
soup. >>> back to "hardball." the final weeks of president obama's first term are upon us. it's hard to remember the many bizarre conspiracy theories pushed about the president the last four years. let's look back at some of the worst first. president obama's 2010 trip to india. others on the right were up in arms over rue nors about what the trip would cost. >> i think we know that just within a day or so, the president of the united states will be taking a trip over to india that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day. we have never seen a trip at this level before at this level of excess. and i think it's not a good signal to send to the american people when the american people are, quite frankly, struggling right now with high job losses. >> $200 million a day would have surpassed the daily cost of the war in afghanistan at the time. it was started by an unnamed source on an indian news web site. we can't talk about conspiracy theories without bringing up rush limbaugh. this past august was cancelled due to hurricane isaac. >> you've got a hurricane coming. the nationa
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 9:00am PST
a tough kid. >> we need a big performance. >> president obama gave senate leaders a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. if we go over the cliff, many of you decided who is to blame. 44 percent blame republicaning in congress. here to help us sort it out is the republican strategist and former iowa press secretary. you saw the poll on who gets the blame for this according to rasmusin . does this give president obama breathing room to hold out for the taxes on high earners. so be it it will be worse for conditions. >> i don't think either side wants this to happen. president obama doesn't want to give an inaugural address . conscience don't want to go over the cliff either. you want to start out in a new congress and in the new year on a right foot with a bipartisan agreement. we'll have a smaller deal hopefully before new years. >> i want to play a sound by the from charles krauthammer and get your take on this. listen to charles. >> it is clear from the beginning he had no intention to solve the fiscal issues. he's been using this and i must say with great skill and ruthless skill and
KRON
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
the president to discuss the standoff. obama and congressional democrats want a deal that would let tax rates rise for the wealthiest taxpayers. many republicans remain against any tax increases. the white house meeting would be the first time the president has huddled with all four november 16. the senate is back in session. majority leader harry reid is starting to sound pesimistic. >> reid: "i have to be very honest. i don't know how it can happen now." >> reporter: the house is still on christmas break. but will meet sunday evening, a little more than 24 hours before the "fiscal cliff" arrives. but it's not clear what legislation it might consider >> mcconnell: "hopefully there is still time. preventable economic crisis." >> reporter: and over the edge is just where the economy may go. im justine waldman for kron 4 news. >> grant: the powerful winter storm that raced across the country this week is not over yet. the storm is dumping several inches of snow in the northeast and midwest. this was the scene in syracuse new york.were residents spent the day digging out. ines ferre ha
CW
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
turn in their guns. >> it's my sympathy card to connecticut. >> reporter: many people are turning in their guns here that land officials expect this to be -- that lapd officials expect this to be their most successful buy-back ever. >>> president obama will spend the night aboard airforce 1 making a red-eye trip from hawaii to washington. when he arrives on thursday, it's right back to budget negotiations with the fiscal cliff deadline less than a week away. >> reporter: as the president wrapped up his vacation, federal workers trickled back into the nation's capital. the only people who can avert the fiscal cliff, members of the house and senate, have not returned. and in just six days, a 2% payroll tax is set to expire, along with the bush-era tax cuts, shrinking the average worker's paycheck in 2013 by about $1,500. long-term unemployment benefits for about 2 million jobless americans are also set to expire, and $110 billion worth of spending cuts to domestic and defense programs will kick in, forcing layoffs in the public and private sector. if congress doesn't act, all the cuts
FOX
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
. they are scheduled to get back to work for tomorrow morning which is when president barack obama's flight returns from hawaii but many are pest mystic he will reach -- pessimist particular they will reach the deadline. it is the republican controlled householding out. house speaker john boehner wants increase for those making only 1 million a year. they say it's more likely we will go over the cliff than not. >> if we allow that to happen it will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional you are responsibility in a long time. >> reporter: some republicans are saying president barack obama will actually get his way if a fiscal cliff is not reached before the deadline, kyle la campbell, washington d.c. newsroom. >>> and in general delegations are not as crowded as the first ones. as many as 800,000 are expected to be there for the president's 21st inauguration and that's less than those who flooded the area in 2009. >>> it should be much better and governor brown wants to overhaul the state's funding system. he hopes to give them fair control of how the school operates
FOX News
Jan 2, 2013 3:00am PST
. it's awaiting president obama's signature which he gave. what many agree on what was missing was serious spending cuts because there was only 15 billion worth. here with us now is author, best selling his book is a best seller, mark stein, who has a cd out, go out and get it. off great singing voice, is that right? if we ever did a musical, you will be the first guest i call. >> i will take that compliment. i will tip your shampooer signal thank you very much. this is a deal that charles krauthammer called a route for the president. does mark stein call it that? >> i don't, i don't think so because i think that's to say the narrow political terms. what the world wants to know is whether america is capable of serious course correction and washington has just answered no, that america is going to continue living beyond its means on a scale that no other nation does and on a scale that is unprecedented in history. i mean, we are spending over a trillion dollars a year that we don't have. 70% of which nobody wants to lend us. so bennett cunningham better than invents the money. we've
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 2:00pm PST
we going to hate her? i agree with you -- rana this is true. we have had how many presidents hated. the far right hate obama. you're right, steve. when does the ha tread get into it -- >> they're definitely going to hate her. there's no question about that, but is it going to stick the way it did last time? >> why will they hate her? >> well, they're going to find some reason. i don't know what it is now. i think it's going to be very tough to argue -- >> do you find reasons to hate people. >> well, you know -- >> why would you find a reason? >> i'm looking at the polarized politics we have in this country and i think they will. i think she's in a very different position. she's not bill clinton's wife trying to reform health care. she's a woman positioned smartly on the world stage and it's been hawkish on many issues. tough to argue with. >> back to you steve for the offense. you're making your case. when will the etch-a-sketch come out? >> i i think it might be connected to this benghazi stuff. you started to hear some snide voices -- >> they nailed susan rice. they nailed the --
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say that their biggest priority is making sure we deal with the deficit in a serious way. but the way they're behaving is that their only provide or the is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> reporter: but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take going on right now. but republicans don't want to see new revenues -- in other words, democrat tax increases -- being used for new spending. >> reporter: the president has said if there is no deal by the end of the day, the senate should draw up legislation to extend the bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. >> there should be an up-or- down vote. everybody have should a right to vote on that. if republicans don't like it, they can vote no. but i actually t
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000. while many congressional republicans have pushed back against any tax increases. president obama is placing the blame for the impasse on the gop. >> they say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> reporter: but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take going on right now but republicans don't want to see new revenues -- in other words, democrat tax increases -- be used for new spending. >> reporter: the president said if there is no deal by the end of the day, the senate should draw up legislation to extend the bush-era tax cuts for the middle class. >> there should be an up-or- down vote. everybody should have a right to vote on that. if republicans doesn't like it they can vote no but i think there is a majority support to make sure that middle class families are held harmless. >> reporter: the senat
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
." david gregory will sit down with an exclusive interview with president obama. you can see "meet the press" here on nbc 4. the show starts at 10:30. >>> new this morning, many same-sex couples in the state of maine can now say they're married. that state began allowing same-sex marriages at 12:01 this morning. many places throughout the state stayed open into the night to accommodate couples who just didn't want to wait any longer. voters in the state as well as washington state and maryland approved gay marriage in november. maryland's law goes into effect tuesday. >>> time right now is 6:35. next on news 4 today, the first amendment versus the second amendment. the strong opposition facing off at a gun show in virginia this weekend. >>> plus, rg3 and the redskins take on those cowboys tomorrow. what the star quarterback has to say about his nerves ahead of the big game. >>> and winter weather is arriving to start off the weekend. we'll tell you where you'll see snow, who's going to get rain. it's all coming up next. >>> welcome back now at 6:39. a live look over at national harbor
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm PST
optimism that came from the talks yesterday. of course, president obama hosted congressional leaders at the white house and they left that meeting and many said that it was constructive and they were optimistic that a deal could get done and i've been talking to my sources today and that same optimism isn't really present right now. there's more skepticism about a deal getting done and it is still very early in this process and this is a fluid situation so it could change on a dime, but that's what's going on behind the scenes and the white house monitoring clearly, what's happening. >> what's the president doing today? >> reporter: well, he doesn't have any events on his public schedule and he does have an industry with david gregory from "meet the press." other than that, we don't have a readout of what's happening and we're hoping to get more information as the day wears on about what, specifically, he's done and how he's been engaged in these talks, but right now my sources at the white house are not reading out any of the discussions that may or may not have happened behind the sce
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
expected at many stores. retailers were disappointed by this year's weak holiday sales and will try to make up lost ground now. >>> the wall street journal reports the obama administration is thinking of expanding its refinancing programs. borrowers whose mortgages aren't backed by the dpoft and who owe more than their homes are worth may be eligible soon. >>> meanwhile, a top economist from moody's believes housing will be one of the bright spots of the economy next year. he says housing will continue to improve over the next three to four years with better sales, more construction and higher prices. and china now has the longest high speed rail line in the world. more than 1400 miles. trains began traveling this morning between beijing and gwongjo at more than 200 miles an hour. that's "america's money." i'm brandi hitt. >>> he ambushed and then killed two people in cold blood. we have new details on a deadly murder-suicide involving volunteer firefighters in new york. >>> and it was a difficult christmas for those in newtown, connecticut, still reeling from a mass shooting two weeks
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
that, michael, a concern at all for president obama that there could be that many top people, especially in national security roles-- that are moving on and you'll have new there? >> it's usually disrupting to have to find replacements and in this environment try to get them confirmed. i think some folks are not leaving because it's too disrupting. i think eric holder will stay at justice because it's not a fight they want to have right new. it's a little unclear what will happen in some of the others. we thought we would have some of the announcements already. he's, obviously, a desire to take some jobs. meas to walk back. so this is a complicated part of what's going on. >> o'donnell: i want to ask you, joe about the defense department of, because you have always covered the pentagon and we have seen senator hagel sort of hanging out there, full, not even being nominated but out there that he's a preference of the president, and you just heard senator coburn say h he could not vote for him. the democrats will vote him him but the republicans will not support a foal republic
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
70 to 75 miles per hour but these are easing too. >> such bad timing. so many people trying to get home. >>> well, president obama is aboard air force one right now and some lawmakers will weather the storms to return to washington today with just five days left to avert the fiscal cliff. now all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to them to reach the deal. nbc's danielle leigh is on capitol hill. what's the latest? >> it's another day and another standoff. john boehner may not even bring the house back to town until the senate comes up with a possible plan. >> reporter: obama leaves his tropical retreat in hawaii for a wintry washington, tension on capitol hill is on high. >> i don't so how you could hammer out any kind of a grand bargain or large plan involving tax reform and entitlement changes in a matter of days. >> reporter: serious doubt is setting in. even starbucks is getting involved, writing "come together" on its cup. speaker john boehner says he's sitting this round out after failing to get enough house republicans to support his own plan j
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
. obama is the uniter, clinton is the wars of the 1990s all over again, too many people don't like her. i think the best thing republicans have done for hillary clinton in the last four years is they have taken that argument away. no democrat can come along in 2016 and use that argument against her now, that she's a uniquely polarizing figure. she's as polarizing as anybody else. >> here is my view, get a whole new team around you. the team you ran with last time was a disaster. get people who want to enlarge your coalition. they should have built a very big national campaign the way bill clinton was able to do. thank you, rana foroohar. and thank you, steve kornacki, as always, my colleague from the network we both serve. thank you. see you all in the next year. >>> up next, the election is over. now it's time for president obama to get things done, and he has less time than you might think. strategizing a second term. let's talk the future. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> there's been a lot of talk about gun laws since the shootings in newtown, connecticut. one result se
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>> coming up at the top of the hour on "power lunch", before the storm hits the new york area, with no deal in sight president obama is cutting his vacation short coming back to washington, hopefully to deal with the fiscal cliff. the latest on the negotiations such as they may be. >>> many commodities have been a losing bet this year, so why are investors still pumping billions into the sector? the winners, losers and the prospects. >>> and the deadly winter storm that slammed the south now heading here in the northeast. the latest on its path and how it will impact your holiday travel and business overall. scott, back to you. >>> thank you so much. >>> the ending time is falling to 20 month lows. it comes as japan's new prime minister abbe begins his term. they're recommending a position in the yen for some time. paul richards of ubs. paul, nice to see you again. welcome back. >> thanks, scott. how are you doing? >> well, thanks. this call has been well for you because y
FOX Business
Jan 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
fiscal cliff are all behind us, but another battle over the budget lies ahead. is president obama getting all imperious honest? >> i will negotiate over many things. i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already racked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat, we can't not pay bills that we have already incurred. >> the president a big winner on taxes. house republicans have the stomach for another fiscal fight . moron guns than a new viral video exposing the celluloid the rules for what they are. participants in a culture of hollywood hypocrisy. it turns out the idea of armed guards and police and schools is a pretty good idea after all. no security problems in the "herald" district's school in texas. their teachers carry firearms. ♪ lou: background checks for gun purchases hitting a new record high last month. the fbi conducting almost 3 million background checks on people wanting to buy guns in the month ofdecember alone. that surpassed the previous record of 2 million in november of last year
KOFY
Dec 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
ride for sunday drivers in san francisco. new parking policy for parking meet that's many say is just unfair. >> plus president obama back in washington with 4 days to go now until the country plunges over the fiscal cliff. both sides are trading blame. >> warning tonight to anyone with closet full of skinny jeans. do you have some of jeans. do you have some of snos doctors now say they could >> free parking on sunday in san francisco coming to an end soon this coming sunday is the last sunday that residents and visitors alike will not have to feed the meter. carolyn tyler has the story. >>reporter: think about starting to plug the meters on sunday. >> that's awful. that's awful. >>reporter: since the first first meeter installed in san francisco on bush and polk street back in the 1940's sunday have been a one day break. but that longstanding policy is over. >> this is a new day as far as parking management. we have notice that 70% of all businesses are open in san francisco on sunday and we really need an effective parking management plan in place. >>reporter: now starting janu
FOX Business
Dec 27, 2012 9:20am EST
. jasey told us to vote for barack obama. the irony is many young people look at social security and may know it is not going to be around for them in the future. they are not planning their lives and certainly not their retirement banking on social security solvency. the problem is you have the republican party who rrfuses to address letting younger workers invest their own money into their own retirement programs because they view it as a death knell of the voting booth. there is that problem. you are absolutely right. i don't view social security being around for me. how idiotic government bureaucrats are today, the social security administration claims theyyare running not a deficit of $47 billion that actually running a surplus of $65 billion because of all the ious from the treasury department. one government portion of government borrowing from another portion of government and claiming in the end don't worry, your concerns will be alleviated. stuart: we keep going back to why did young people votes overwhelmingly for this administration to have a second term? was it never poi
CNN
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
acceptable to president obama. so in many ways, i felt for really months, the only two choices were going over the cliff or abandoning that hastert rule and john boehner being willing to bring up a bill that could be passed by democratic votes, not passed by the majority of republicans. sounded a little more optimistic on the relative gauge we have than over the last couple of weeks. >> they're now running out of venues to discuss this. they discussed it at the white house. tried to get a deal between speaker boehner and president obama. now it's gone to the senate. harry reid and mitch mcconnell will try to work something out. after that, they have run out of both time and places to go for a deal. >> right. most of the time, when there's stalemate, it's tougher for the democrats than republicans because democrats are the party of activist government. they want things to happen. when things don't happen, they're kind of the loser. in this case, it is hard to see how the republicans are better off after the cliff, if we go over. >> we're going to have more right after a quick break.
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:00am PST
, new hope on a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. president obama will be meeting with congressional leaders later today. danielle leigh joins us. >> that meeting in many ways a last opportunity for the president and congressional leaders to reach a deal and get something done before this year is over. if this meeting is unsuccessful it could seal this country's fate, as some developments yesterday. house members no longer on stand by. ready to come back sunday. to take a vote. when these tax cuts expire just about every worker is going to see their paycheck reduced. it's going to eliminate unemployment extensions and initiate spending cuts across the board. >> how will people see this in their paychecks and in their taxes? >> workers will feel it immediately in their paychecks. those paychecks will be reduced. those making 40,000, 50,000 are going to see 1700 less a year. it continues as the wages increase. so people are going to feel this in their pocketbooks. >> all right, danielle, thank you. >>> last night on the rachel maddow show, debbie stab nau talked about the looming fisca
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
the 80's they kind of retool and become more friendly and many people think, and i happen to be one of them, for all but obama has excoriated as a kind of muslim and socialist that once, she's pretty much fulfiled george bush's third term in the national security matters. >> finally how does the middle class figure in to your thesis? >> the middle class figures and they are the ones that got shafted because there was a bipartisan move. clinton was president, the republicans mainly were running the congress when we had things like nafta, china most favored nation status, the wto, the world trade organization, all of these trade deals that people claim were going to bring jobs to the united states and in every case the jobs left. >> many publications are putting together their year-end list of notable books. book tv will feature several of the books focusing on the non-fiction selections. these titles were included in foreign policy magazines must read books to give in breakout nations in pursuit of the next economic miracles on the set is another author we want to introduce you to a
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